red stripes decoration

Special Announcements

2019 Office Closed

January 1 - New Year's Day

January 21 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 12 -  Lincoln’s Birthday
February 18 President’s Day

 


Download Monthly Calendar and Fliers

March 2019 Calendar  arrows%20

March 2019 Newsletter  arrows%20

March 2019 Benefits Meetings  arrows%20

2019 Trips  arrows%20

 

shadowed_line-longerb7498f45af204d83b7b70337f2cbf336

 

Seminars Banner


Start REALLY Using Your Android Phone

Wednesday, March 6  |  Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Can’t make the Tuesday morning Android class? Come learn how to take and share photos, make conference calls, send texts messages, schedule appointments, navigate transit, find and install useful apps, and more!


Sweatshop Workers Tour - The Tenement Museum

Wednesday, March 6  |   Time: 1:15 p.m.

Tell the stories of immigrants who started their lives anew on Manhattan's Lower East Side between the 19th and 21st centuries through the recreated apartment and businesses of real families in two historic tenement buildings. The tenements housed more than 15,000 working class immigrants from more than 20 nations. The sweat shop tour will tell the many challenges they faced. Location: Meet at 103 Orchard Street (between Delancey and Broome, near Delancey).  Price: $15.00


Too Many Accounts, Too Many Passwords!

Wednesday, March 13  |   Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Hate apps and websites requiring you to create a new account and remember yet another password? Come learn an easy way to create strong and memorable ones. Also learn how to use a password manager that stores them safely in a digital vault.

 

Using Email With Confidence (and without Confusion)

Wednesday, March 20  |   Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Part 1 
Learn how to block and remove spam/junk mail, clear out that pile of unread messages, send web page links, attach documents, and the BEST way to send multiple photos with your email.

 

NEW SEMINAR: Microsoft Excel for Seniors


Wednesday, March 27  |   Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


This powerful spreadsheet program is not just for corporations, you can use it in your home, church, or organization. Learn how to create mailing lists, budgets, charts and graphs, and use basic formulas to calculate interest and payments.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS Banner


Photography Trip to the GIGANTIC Garden State Plaza Mall, home of the Tesla Store

Thursday, March 14   |   Meeting: 10:00 a.m.

Westfield Garden State Plaza, with more than 300 stores, is the largest mall in New Jersey. This iconic, visually-striking location (several episodes of The Sopranos were filmed at the mall) is a great place to browse, take photos, and of course shop. Want to see a Tesla electric car in person? The Telsa store is right here. The mall also features “The Restaurant District", which includes Ruby Tuesday, Shake Shack, Bar Louie, Mighty Quinn's BBQ, Tomato & Company Pizza, and many more.

Meet: 10:00 a.m. at Port Authority Bus Terminal (41st Street & 8th Ave). Taking the No. 163 bus, departing at 10:30 a.m. to Garden State Plaza. Fare one way is $4.50 (adults)/$2.05 seniors. IMPORTANT: ONLY PURCHASE A ONE-WAY TICKET IN CASE WE TAKE A DIFFERENT ROUTE ON THE RETURN TRIP

 

Restaurant Club – SoCo

Friday, March 22  |  Meeting: 1:00 p.m.   |   Price: $40

“Southern food with a twist that’s who we are!” Throughout the years, SoCo developed a reputation for creating the best dining experience in New York. Their latest endeavor is a Southern Fusion restaurant located in Brooklyn. Let’s go back. Location: 509 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn. 


Photography Trip to New Haven for Yale Collection of Musical Instruments and 
Amazing Pizza

Thursday, March 28   |   Meeting: 9:00 a.m.


The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments is housed in a historic Romanesque building constructed in 1895. The permanent collection features important keyboard instruments such as clavichords, harpsichords, pianos, and organs, as well as historic wind instruments. Afterward, we'll go to the “Little Italy” neighborhood to dine at the famous Frank Pepe Pizzeria, voted many times as the best pizza in the country!

MEET AT GRAND CENTRAL STATION AT 9:00 a.m. TAKING the 9:35 a.m. train to NEW HAVEN. Train ride is 2 hours. Fare EACH WAY: $17.75 (adults); $11.75 (seniors). Then we’ll take the FREE Union Station Shuttle to the museum. Return trip: 3:25 p.m. to Grand Central.

 

 

OVERNIGHT TRIPS  Banner

Select the trips you would like to attend. Call 212.226.5800 to register. A form for each trip will be mailed to you. All trips include lodging, luggage handling, taxes, gratuities, and deluxe motor coach transportation.


Ocean City & Eastern Shore

Maryland - Two Trips

May 14-17 (4 days & 3 nights)
May 21-24 (4 days & 3 nights)
   

Double Occupancy $475 PP
   |   Single Occupancy $590
Includes: 3 Nights Lodging, 3 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners. Trip includes Phillip’s Crab House, Ocean Downs Casino with bonus, guided tour of Assateague Island, scenic cruise on the Bay, visit to the Ocean City Boardwalk, tour of Nassau Valley Winery, visit to Lewes and Rehoboth, DE, tax-free shopping in Rehoboth.


Maine

Featuring Tours of Portland & Kennebunkport

July 16-19 (4 days & 3 nights)

Double Occupancy $525 PP
   |   Single Occupancy $700
Includes: 3 Nights Lodging, 3 Breakfasts, 3 Full course dinners. Includes a “Downeast” lobsterbake dinner Tour of Portland, including Portland Head light, Perkins Cove, narrated Harbor Cruise of Casco Bay, Boothbay Harbor Tour, Kennebunkport Tour, L.L. Bean & Dexter Factory Outlets, Nubble Lighthouse.

   

Finger Lakes

New York

October 16-18 (3 days & 2 nights)

Double Occupancy $380 PP   |   Single Occupancy $505

Includes: 2 Nights Lodging, 2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners. Includes Belhurst Castle Tour of Corning Museum of Glass, Williard Memorial Chapel, Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion, Wegman’s Marketplace, Finger Lakes Winery tour and tasting, Scenic Lake Cruise, National Soaring Museum, and Finger Lakes.


Holiday Entertainment Extravaganza

Lancaster, PA

December 3-5 (3 days & 2 nights)

Double Occupancy $400 PP   |   Single Occupancy $500

Includes: 2 Nights Lodging, 2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners. Includes a family-style dinner and a smorgasbord dinner. This trip features the shows “Miracle of Christmas” at the Millennium Theatre, “Joy to the World” at the American Music Theatre, and Shopping at Tanger Outlets and Kitchen Kettle Village.

 

 

Workshop Banner

Benefit Coffee Circle

Monday, March 4   |   Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Come have a lively discussion with Lynda and Indra about Medicare, new retirement, prescription, and supplemental benefits. Coffee and assorted donuts provided.

Legal Benefit Overview
 

Thursday, March 7   |   Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Seth Polan, Optometrist with Vision Screening, will give an overview of the plan's optical benefit provided by Vision Screening, one of the no-cost optical benefit providers for retirees. He will discuss complications that may happen to the eyes as you age.


Southern States Retiree Benefit Conference 2019

Tuesday, March 12 - Boca Raton, FL
Thursday, March 14 - Tampa, FL

The Southern States Retiree Benefit Conference each year brings important benefit information to CWA Local 1180 retirees in the Eastern southern region. In 2019 we will meet retirees in the Florida cities of Boca Raton and Tampa. You can choose a location that is convenient to you. Watch your mail for details.

 

Benefits Questions & Answers

Monday, March 18   |   Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

A workshop for the retiree who has questions regarding supplemental benefits, reimbursement question or Medicare information. You will ask the questions and we give you the right answers! If you are a recent retiree, this is a great seminar to attend!


Benefit Reimbursement Appointments

Monday: March 25   |   Tuesdays: March 19, 26   |   Wednesday: March 6
Time: 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

Call the Retiree Division to make an appointment to have your paperwork reviewed for accuracy. Please bring your paperwork ready for review when you arrive for your appointment. You should have the following documents:

  • Claim forms (if you do not have them, let us know when you arrive for your appointment)
  • Sorted pension statements, prescription histories in date order, and copies (they must be clear and completely readable to submit)
  • PLEASE have all statements out of the envelopes (We cannot open your statements)
  • PLEASE remove staples (paper clips only)
  • All this too much for you?
    1. Just collect your papers.
    2. Take everything out of the envelopes.
    3. Unfold them.
    4. Paperclip all of the same things together.
    5. Bring them in and we’ll help you!


Supplemental Benefits Overview

Thursday, March 28   |   Time: 2:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Join us for a complete overview of the supplemental benefits provided by CWA 1180 and an open discussion regarding Medicare and your other benefits.


FITNESS & COMPUTER CLASSES  Banner


Intro to Computers & Windows 10:

Making Life Easier with Your Computer

Mondays, March 4, 11, 18 25   |   Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon 

Wouldn’t you like to create a flier or newsletter? Pay parking tickets online? Know where your UPS and FedEx packages are? Go to free concerts & events in NYC? Come learn all this, and more.


Your Mac & You 

Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25   |   1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Finally, a class just for Mac users! You'll learn the Mac way of doing things (which is much simpler than Windows), including email, photos, cool apps, music, iCloud, backing up, and much more.


How to Talk, Text, Transit, Travel and Take Photos with Your Android Smartphone

Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26   |   10:00 a.m. - Noon

Ok, you know the “Talk” part. But do you know how to conference call? Group text? Exact time MTA buses will arrive? Call, text & email while overseas? Take & share GOOD pictures? Not really? This is the class you need.


Yoga to Keep Your Mobility, Strength and Flexibility

Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26   |   11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Keep your mobility, strength and flexibility. Join the Yoga class.

 

 

Dance with Margaret


Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26
   |   1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy ballroom dancing and learn new steps.


Take Control and Get the MOST From Your iPhone & iPad

Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26   |   1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

How to setup your device and get started using FaceTime, email and iMessage, taking and sharing photos, navigating with Maps, using iCloud and Find-my-iPhone, Apple Music, Podcasts, Voice Memos and more cool stuff in the App Store


Stretch For a Greater Range of Motion with Irene

Tuesdays, March 5, 12,  19, 26   |   2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

The Art of Walking

Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27   |   2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This ingenious class adds a twist to maintaining good posture and walking skills. Your body and mind will benefit.


Zumba

Fridays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29   |   10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Rhythm dance and aerobics, choreographed to all types of music.


Stretch and Toning with Irene

Fridays, March 1, 8, 15, 22    |   11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Line Dancing with Phoenix

 

Fridays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29   |   Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   

Come learn the latest line dancing steps while stimulating your brain and your muscles.


Movie Monday

All movies are fro1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

March 4

    I Feel Pretty

March 11   
    The Wife

March 18
    Adrift

March 11
    Maze Runner- The Death Cure